Press Release

1999--Lexitech(r) Inc., a leading developer of Web-based software and
applications, and MicroTouch Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSI) the world leader in
touch-input solutions, today announced at KioskCom '99 an alliance to market
each other's products.

The agreement is the first in Lexitech's strategic partnerships with
companies whose complementary products will expand the international use and
standardization of NetKey for public-access applications.

As part of the agreement, Lexitech will recommend and jointly market
MicroTouch's KioskTouch monitors for its public kiosks. In addition,
MicroTouch and its Factura Kiosks division will recommend and market
Lexitech's NetKey software to its customers. Under the non-exclusive
agreement, the companies will offer a variety of marketing activities
including trade shows, publicity and promotions aimed at the retail,
healthcare, government, and travel industries where public-access kiosks are
rapidly growing in popularity.

``Lexitech's NetKey software significantly raises the overall value to our
customers by providing a powerful Web interface for their touch screen
applications,'' said Janet Muto, MicroTouch vice president of worldwide
marketing. ``MicroTouch and our Factura Kiosks division are focused on the
rapidly growing market for information appliances, so we find these
partnerships with software leaders such as Lexitech are a natural extension
of our touch-enabled kiosk solutions.

``MicroTouch provides the quality hardware that our customers look for when
building self-service kiosks,'' said Alexander Richardson, president and CEO
of Lexitech. ``We look forward to strengthening our relationship with
MicroTouch in the future as we look to expand the natural synergies our
companies have.''

Lexitech's award winning product, Lexitech NetKey, provides a set of full
Web kiosk customization capabilities required for enterprise sized kiosk
projects. Features include a complete customizable graphic interface,
attract loop, multimedia capabilities, full URL control, and system

An evaluation copy of NetKey is available at http://www.lexitech.com/netkey.

About MicroTouch
MicroTouch is the leading worldwide vendor of touch-input solutions, and the
only company able to supply touchscreens for virtually every application.
For public access and business systems, the company offers its highly
durable ClearTek 3000 capacitive and TouchTek5 5-wire resistive touchscreens
and touch-enabled monitors. For mobile professional and consumer products,
MicroTouch offers TouchTek4 4-wire resistive touchscreens. For specialty
applications, the company offers TouchTekDM digital matrix touchscreens.

Founded in 1982, MicroTouch reported sales of $144.4 million in 1998.
Factura Kiosks, a MicroTouch division in Rochester, N.Y., is the leading
U.S. supplier of kiosk enclosures, specializing in creative design,
engineering and manufacturing. MicroTouch operates TouchStore.com, an
Internet-based electronic commerce site devoted exclusively to the sale of
touchscreen monitors and related products. The company's Web site is
About Lexitech

Lexitech, based in Branford, CT and San Francisco, is a worldwide leader in
Internet solutions and self-service web terminal systems applications.
Lexitech's vision is ``To Turn the Monitor Around'' and provide clients with
the tools necessary to create closer relationships with their customers,
employees and partners. A report by Frost & Sullivan predicts the installed
base of self-service terminals will accelerate in the next few years from
65,000 units in 1997 to approaching 500,000 units in 2003 in the U.S. alone.

With over a decade of experience, Lexitech has won more than a dozen awards
in the industry, including: Internet World's Top 100 Internet Sites; five
New Media Magazine awards and the prestigious Top 100 New Media Producer
award from Multimedia Producer Magazine. Lexitech Web kiosk software
platform, NetKey, is designed for customized, secure public access to your
Web applications. The software provides the complete graphical, multimedia,
and security capabilities necessary for the development of full-featured Web
kiosk applications. NetKey is in use by over 500 companies worldwide
including Fidelity Investments, Microsoft Corporation, Kennedy Center, Army
Navy Store, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Allied Signal, Cablevision, Warner
Lambert, and the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs. More information on
Lexitech can be found on the company's website at http://www.lexitech.com.
Lexitech and NetKey are registered trademarks of Lexitech. All other brand
or product names are trademarks and registered trademarks of their
respective holders.

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